Magazine article Screen International

Well Go USA Acquires Cannes Selection 'Burning'

Magazine article Screen International

Well Go USA Acquires Cannes Selection 'Burning'

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Feature marks South Korean auteur Lee’s first film in eight years since Poetry.

‘Burning’

Well Go USA has picked up North American rights to Lee Chang-dong’s acclaimed Cannes selection Burning.

The film earned the FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes and marks Lee’s first film in eight years after Poetry. It is produced by Pinehouse Film, NHK and Now Film Co.

Japanese broadcaster NHK invited Lee to adapt a short story by Murakami and he chose Barn Burning, about an alienated young man whose world is turned inside-out by the arrival of a spirited woman and her male trip companion. …

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